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  1. Add service aware patching for both fabric and tenants

    Today we badly miss a Comprehensive patch managemt nsolution for the datacenter. SCCM is focused on single system patching, VMM just Patches the fabric and has many shortcomings. Today we use custom Scripting Solutions that are hard to mantain.
    VMM is the place where to implement the datacenter patching, we need:
    - maintenance Windows
    - ability to set different environments (test, pilot, poduction at least)
    - ability to set relationships between systems
    - great compliance reporting
    - straightforward tshooting logging and tools
    - ability to have pre and post custom actions
    ...
    - service dependencies (

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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Please create the possibility to label the VLANs

    Today we can only choose which VLAN number to assign.

    38 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. show the vmm console build number

    In some cases customers work on dedicated admin workstations a local VMM Console installed. In these scenarios it's important to keep the console up-to-date, if possible in the same version as the VMM Server. It would be great if the VMM Console notifies the user if he's using and older VMM Console version.

    at least this should be displayed within the "about" dialog.

    37 votes
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    0 comments  ·  UI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. "Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan -Trunk" in the GUI settings of the network adapter

    There are times when you need to give the virtual machine a trunk-port. This has to be done through Powershell: Set-VMNetworkAdapterVlan -Trunk -AllowedVlanIdList xxx -NativeVlanId yyy
    I would like to add the option in the GUI settings of the network adapter of the virtual machine for easy of use.

    36 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. "Available for Placement" option for Registered File shares.

    "Available for Placement" option for Registered File shares.

    In VMM 2012 R2, In the properties of a host server there is the option to mark a disk resource and unavailable for placement, in the storage section on the disk resource.

    This is useful to help IT Managers etc. managed active and available disk resources for placements, for all sorts of reasons, I commonly used it for:

    Storage End of life,
    Storage Migration, where a new system had been proved and no further VM’s were to be provisioned.
    Dedicated Customer Disks where no other systems were allowed to be deployed

    The…

    35 votes
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  6. Manage Updates directly from VMM

    Today is necessary approve the updates from WSUS and, after this step, on VMM but is not "good" procedure because is too long. Could be better use the engine of WSUS but manage the updates from VMM with the possibility to select what kind of updates see (critical, security / WS2012, WS2012R2)

    34 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Virtual Machine Template

    Patching and update the VM template should be possible from SCVMM console, and from the current VM template.
    I mean it should be possible to convert the current VM template to a VM so we can apply patches and updates and then reconvert the VM to Template.

    33 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Improve builtin reporting

    Improve reporting templates to be able to more comprehensively view resource utilization and especially predict future usage

    33 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Shared VHDX is only available as service template

    This was top 4 common items from End-to-End Hyper-V and Cluster Management in the SCVMM Console Idea. Please provide specific details on this idea.

    31 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Get VMM more reliable and stable.

    I currently have to work on VMM issues more than my Hyper-v failover cluster setup. The tool you use to manage something shouldn't be more of a hassle than the product you are managing.

    30 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Troubleshooting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. "Update remediation of AgentServer"

    24027 Update remediation of AgentServer <Server Name> timed out.

    The Remediation task with a time-out value of 40 minutes.

    When you have updates from more then a month, it will take more then 40 minutes to complete the task.

    I never seen remediation task been successful, because of this and other issues with the remediation feature.

    Please help to update this value or change the behavior so this error does not occur.

    29 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Patch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Ashish Mehndi responded

    Request you to please connect with support team and raise the same as production ticket. Support Team can work and perform detailed investigation and identify the root cause.

  12. Integrate Container Management in SCVMM or Kubernetes Integration Board with SCVMM

    Since Windows Server Container Support. It should be possible to create Containers and Hyper-V Containers with SCVMM. Also suggesting to integrate Kubernetes Management Board Integration into SCVMM since Kubernetes Support Windows Containers.

    28 votes
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  13. Make the failover cluster manager VM role names the same as they are named in VMM and Hyper-V

    Currently when you create a VM in VMM it adds a prefix and suffix to the role name when created in Failover Cluster Manager. "SCVMM *ServerName* Resources" for example.

    When I name a VM, I want the name to stay the same no matter where I am looking. (Hyper-V Manager, Failover Cluster Manager and VMM.) If I name a server "JoesWebServer" I don't want it to change in FCM to "SCVMM JoesWebServer Resources".

    27 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Improve dangerous PowerShell CMDlets

    Right now you can easily remove all cloud services (VM Role deployments) because there is no confirm impact for the remove-cloudservice and remove-cloudresource cmdlets. Also whatif is not available.
    When running get-cloudservice | remove-cloudservice, everything is gone without any prompt for confirmation.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Manage vRSS, RSS and VMQ from VMM

    As Hyper-V nodes hardware is almost the same DC it will be very useful if we can control advanced network adapter configurations from VMM. As Jumbo Frames, Buffers, vRSS for Mnagement OS adapters, RSS and VMQ settings are the same in large DC for every host.

    These settings could be controlled by VMM Logical Switch and Uplink Port Profiles.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Enable Shared Nothing Live Migrations between Hyper-V Clusters using SOFS Clusters

    In our setup a Hyper-V cluster does have it's own SOFS cluster, we have several of those clusters. So a one-to-one relationship is established between a Hyper-V Cluster and a SOFS Cluster.
    SCVMM 2016 does not allow for VM's to be live-migrated between Hyper- V clusters while this was possible using SCVMM2012R2. This functionality disappeared magically in 2016. We really need this since we migrate VMs regularly between clusters.
    For example; we do have local clusters and stretched clusters, we need to live migrate VMs between those for distributing load and SLA levels. The loss of this functionality is documented…

    22 votes
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  17. VMM Plugin for Windows Admin Center

    Would like to see a plugin In Windows Admin Center for SCVMM so that administrators can perform VM and Host Management tasks from a web based interface rather than depending on the MMC console.
    Also it would enable self-servicing by giving the ability for delegated administrators or tenants to administer their own VMs and also create their own VMs under their clouds

    22 votes
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  18. Supports ARM VMs in SCVMM

    There is no support for managing Azure Resource Manager VMs today.

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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Provide web based management in VMM 2016 like App Controller without Windows Azure Pack

    An easy to use web based management option like App Controller should be provided for VMM 2016. Setting up Windows Azure Pack just in order to give internal customers e.g. developers a tool to manage their VMs seems oversized.

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  20. Get vCPU to Logical CPU ratio into the equation for optimizing hosts.

    I wish that the process of caclulating for host optimization would prioritize the vCPU to CPU ratio. When the ratio is to large, the VMs Waits too long for CPU time. A cluster can have a significant difference in this ratio from hos to host.

    21 votes
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